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Advice for .22 semi-auto

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JFtheGR8, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. JFtheGR8

    JFtheGR8 Member

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    I would like to buy a good semi-auto .22 but have less than $200 to spend. I have read many posts about the Marlin model 60 and am leaning that direction. Keeping reliability in mind what would you all recommend? Sorry to re-hash this topic but it is always good to get a more relevant perspective in the here and now.
     
  2. Dookie

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    Marlin 60 or 10/22. Depends on if you like tube fed or detachable box mag. Both are superb guns.
     
  3. jmorris

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    I think the 60 I have was less than $70 from Kmart. If you keep it clean it runs fine.
     
  4. CajunBass

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    That about sums it up IMHO. You could add the Remington 597 in there too.
     
  5. Marlin 45 carbine

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    some years back I took a Marlin 60 long barrel in as part payment on some welding I'd done. appeared to have perfect bore but never cleaned. sold it to a nephew that made a 'project' out of it. took it down as far as practical and cleaned well and out it back together good and snug and mounted a Burris 4X. that thing shoots lots better than a rifle that price has a right to. likes the mini-mags.
     
  6. winchester '97

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    My marlin 60 outshoots every stock 10/22 it meets, it also doesnt feel like a clunky POS, unlike the ruger. just dont feed it remington golden bullet and it wont jam unless it gets ungodly filthy, your usually good for 3-500 rounds before it starts to act up, mine goes about 600. The secret to marlin rifles is the micro groove barrel, almost no bullet deformation and a perfect gas seal, plus no real place for fouling to build up. A waring though: if you put tech sights on it you may start to neglect your other guns :D. Their clip fed model is the exact same gun as the 60 as far as i can tell, just a different feed system, which covers the only advantage ruger has over the 60.
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    I have a recent one that is the same on both counts.

    Ditto again. I sold my 10/22 after I found myself reaching for the Marlin instead, 100% of the time.
     
  8. JFtheGR8

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    Thanks to all. I just went and paid for the Marlin. I pick it up tomorrow.
     
  9. 22-rimfire

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    Good choice. You should be happy with the Marlin M60. I would be.
     
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